DS is our first and is 4 weeks today. I've noticed that as of the past 2 weeks he is awake for very long periods of time and I can't fathom why... It's as if he just doesn't want to go to sleep.
Basically he can be awake for anywhere between 1 - 3 hours straight throughout the day with a 1 - 2 hour nap in between. Sometimes he goes down for half an hour and other times refuses to at all no matter how much I try.
We have tried a mixture of feeding on the nipple and DF feeding by bottle, bathing, showering, driving in the car, walking in the pram, going in the bouncer, rocking to sleep, turning the dishwasher on, lying with me in our bed, leaving him to settle himself in his bassinet and stroking him to sleep.
He sleeps well at night, usually 3 - 5 hours straight with just a feed and nappy change in between. He's not crying the entire time he's awake. For the most part he's quite content just staring at everything and kicking his lil legs and arms. If I swaddle him he screams blue murder until his arms are free and he can move his legs a little.
He's growing perfectly and looks very healthy and happy... Is this normal? He used to go straight back down after being fed, burped and has his nappy change. Some days he would sleep through a nappy change.
Is there anything I can put into my diet that will make him more drowsy?